Dhaka (The Times Groupe)- Floods in Bangladesh have worsened because of heavy rains and a flood of water from hills and upstream India, officials say. districts
“Till now, 10 districts out of 64 have been hit by the floods across the country,” State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Md. Enamur Rahman, said at a news conference late Saturday.
Using official sources, he said that such floods have never occurred in the northeastern districts of Sylhet and Sunamganj in the past 100 years.
The two border districts have been hit by disruptions in power and gas services, and residents are in need of food, water, and sanitation.
Approximately 5 million residents in the affected districts have been affected, while thousands remain stranded, according to officials.
“Even we are not able now to move within the Sylhet City Corporation areas as roads have been inundated by the flood. Not any single area in the district is out of the calamity,” Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet, Md. Mojibur Rahman, told Anadolu Agency.
Military personnel are rescuing stranded residents.
In addition to members of the county’s naval force and coast guard, two helicopters from the county’s air force are also ready to respond in an emergency,” he added.
In the Sylhet district, train services have also been disrupted.
The situation has also deteriorated in other districts.
Officials report 27 deaths to date, including 17 from lightning, 5 from drowning, 4 from landslides, and one from a ferry accident.
Heavy water flow caused a collision between two ferries on the Padma River late Saturday, injuring at least 10 other people.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged everyone to help the victims. floods heavy rains